With the release of vSphere 7, customers can now move beyond authentication mechanisms like SSO domain users, LDAP(S), and joining vCenter to their Active Directory domains. Identity Federation allows for us to leverage enterprise identity providers, like Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), to grant access to vSphere! Join Bill Hill (@virtual_bill), for this TAM Lab session where we walk through what this looks like and how our customers can leverage this in their environment.
Run Kubernetes for FREE- The open source way
On this session, Kenny Coleman will show how you can combine all the open-source components needed to run Kubernetes on vSphere. From CSI, CCM, Cluster API, Kubeadm, and more. Then we dive into the Tanzu portfolio and look at Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, vSphere with Kubernetes, and Tanzu Mission Control.
vExpert Applications are Open – Don’t Miss Out!
vExpert Applications are Open!
Corey Romero posted June 1, 2020.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply before June 20th. The vExpert awards will be announced on July 17th, be a part of the announcement!
What the Program is About
The vExpert Program is about contributing to the community beyond your day job. The program is not focused on certifications or how much you know about the technology. Whether it’s blog articles, advocating VMware in your company, speaking sessions, book writing, code / script sharing or anything directly related to giving back to the community.
You can visit the vExpert Directory to see the 6 sub-programs and profile of each vExpert in each program.
All of theses vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. These are highly technical vExperts who are experts in the topics they publicly share to the community. The vExpert award is not a technical certification, the award is based on sharing your knowledge from what you have learned along your IT career.
Corey Romero & the vExpert Team
TAM Lab 060 – SQL Server Clustering on vSphere
Steve Tilkens (@stevetilkens) reviews the process to build a Microsoft SQL Server cluster (Windows Server Failover Cluster) on vSphere and the configurations required to tune the workload for performance.
NOTE: This video is roughly 60 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!
Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) on VMware vSAN – New Capabilities! – https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2019/10…
vSphere 7 Microsoft Windows Server Failover Cluster with Clustered VMDKs https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…
Disk and File Layout for SQL Server – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqls…
Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.7 – https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…
StorageHub – https://storagehub.vmware.com/
SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on VMware vSAN™ Native – https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/sql-s…
Best Practices For Running VMware vSphere On iSCSI – https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/best-…
Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere – https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…
Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with shared disks on VMware vSphere 6.x: Guidelines for supported configurations (2147661) –
Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service –
ESXi/ESX hosts with visibility to RDM LUNs being used by MSCS/WSFC nodes with RDMs may take a long time to start or during LUN rescan (1016106) – https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1016106
VMware Cloud Foundation Overview Lightboard
Install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 Using vRealize Easy Installer
The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 version has a complete new outlook and supports Easy Installer. The vRealize Easy Installer helps you install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, vRealize Automation and VMware Identity Manager in less time than installing individual products. To learn more about the Easy Installer, see vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Documentation.
vRealize Network Insight Overview
See how VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security to help IT maximize their NSX investments.
See more vRealize Network Insight
Migrating to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 Using the vRealize Easy Installer
The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 version has a complete new outlook and supports Easy Installer. With Easy Installer, you can migrate from the earlier versions of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to the 8.0.1 version or later. To learn more about the Easy Installer, see vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Documentation.
NSX-T for vSphere with Kubernetes
NSX-T is the default networking solution that has been designed into vSphere with Kubernetes. Learn about the features that NSX-T provides for vSphere with Kubernetes in this lightboard video.
Identity Federation in vSphere 7
Bob Plankers (@plankers) explains the Identity Federation in vSphere 7, a method for attaching vCenter Server to enterprise identity providers. He discuss what this changes, why this is great, and how this impacts security and operations.